16 Apr 2016

April 16, 2016

    Sunrise Saturday April 16, 2016.

    Multiple cloud layers on Friday April 15, 2016.

    Events getting the course prepped on Friday morning.

    Dark clouds in the morning.

    Sun was so close to being out, at times.

    Moisture laden clouds.

    There were some showers on Friday.

    Looking into the Fitzsimmons Valley. Skiing was surprisingly good on Friday!!

    There were a few sucker holes on Friday.

Weather Observations for April 16, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -3, Winds were  20-30 KPH SE    --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters      -4, Winds were  15-20 KPH S       --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters      -2, Winds were  10-20 KPH S       --Rendevous
1835 meters      -2, Winds were    5-10 KPH ESE  --Roundhouse 
1650 meters      -1, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 266 cm Base, RH 87%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -1, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 215 cm Base, RH 87%  --Catskinner
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.5. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, unsettled this morning before a warm front will pass through our zone this afternoon with some light intermittent precipitation in a Southerly flow aloft. Fl will jump to local mountaintops this afternoon and go higher as the High Pressure strengthens on Sunday. Sunday will see a mix of sun and convective cloud development with the FL topping out at around 3500 meters.  As of now Monday will be a sunny day with the FL reaching 3600 meters. Another unsettled day for Tuesday as the ridge continues to remain stable. A shift on Wednesday is possible with a frontal band approaching the coast with warm temperatures and light precipitation expected sometime later in the day.

    Image from early this morning. Low is still winning.

    Unsettled this morning with an impulse of moisture this afternoon.

    Frontal band will move through quickly with high pressure building for tonight.

    High strengthens on Sunday but some cloud is possible.


Avalanche Centres wind down for the summer season: Backcountry Magazine

La Nina in the forecast after El Nino begins to fade: CBC News

Footage of a Wet Slab avalanche after a fresh snowfall: Colorado

    Friday afternoon, turning unsettled.

    Friday, more moisture on the way.

    Big picture Friday afternoon.

    Cornices in Opal Bowl.

    Moraine  Features are beginning to become exposed. Snow is melting quickly!!

    Camel Humps are already melting.

    Don't Miss.

    Ski Tourer heading up Peak Chair.

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